Monologues

Dramatic monologues are a way for me to put myself into the narrative of the Bible.  Eugene Peterson speaks of this in his book, Eat This Book.  The Bible is very succinct and concise in its narrative—it has to be to cover such a broad time span of history.  So there is much in the Bible that isn't said, but as we study and pray over Scripture, and the Holy Spirit speaks to us, the story becomes our own.  It comes alive in us and we are able to use our sanctified imaginations to feel and experience the reality of what those who were actually living the story felt and experienced.  Each of these monologues has come out of my own conversation and journey with God through the ups and downs of life.  He has surprised me over and over again with His astounding, life-changing, timeless truth that meets me specifically and personally in my need.  All monologues are performed in costume.

 

God Meant It for Good:  Asenath, Joseph's Wife

There is much about the sovereignty of God and the things He allows, even orchestrates in our lives, that remains a mystery to us.  In the story of Joseph, as seen through the eyes of his wife, we are given a window into the behind-the-scenes workings of God and the lovely jewel of His sovereignty set against the black backdrop of a life filled with the pain of betrayal.  Many threads of truth are woven into this powerful Bible narrative.  Forgiveness, trust, waiting on God, divine wisdom, and hearing the voice of God blend together in this emotion-packed drama. (~45 min.)

 

 

From Bitter to Blessed:  Naomi

Follow this woman into despair as she confronts grief on multiple fronts.  Though she feels that God has abandoned her, His providential hand is guiding and gives her a ray of hope.  Emerge with her into the sweet light of God's sovereign grace.  (~50 min., includes some songs)

 

 

Embrace the Fire:  The Harpist in Nebuchadnezzar's Orchestra

Take yourself back to the Babylonian world of King Nebuchadnezzar as seen through the eyes of one of his orchestra members.  Suddenly, as you enter into this real-life experience, an all-too-familiar story comes alive with personal meaning and depth of application.   (~50 min., includes 2 songs with a  concert harp.)


 

A Mother's Ponderings:  Mary, the mother of Jesus

The most blessed of all women shares her story as the mother of the Messiah.  So many questions, so many things she did not understand as they unfolded, but she continues to ponder, holding the unknowns up before God.  Follow her in this journey both of joy and wonder and of heart-wrenching agony.  This monologue is fitting for Christmas, Lent/Resurrection Day, or Pentecost.  (~55 min., includes some songs)

 

The Hem of His Garment:  The Woman with the Issue of Blood

Desperate and lonely, this woman makes one final attempt to seek a cure for an illness that has lasted for years and broken her life.  If only . . . She hopes to do it incognito, for her shame is great.  Can she at last find freedom?  A touching story of the tender power of Christ to heal more than the physical body.  (~35 min.)
 

 

What's Really Going on in the Heart of Ms. Busy?:  Martha, part 1

In our all-too-busy world, we ourselves fall prey to the same thoughts and feelings that Martha had.  Through a vulnerable moment, with her sin nature exposed for all to see, we are able to take a look at our own hearts and hear Jesus call our name with His gentle rebuke.  (~35 min.)



 

Lord, If Only You Had Been Here:  Martha, part 2

We again see Martha's outspoken honesty as she pours out her grief and disappointment with Jesus.  Oh, how often we experience the same, though we may feel it's too unspiritual to voice it.  But Martha's openness allows her to come to new understandings about God and His ways, about prayer, and about the wonder of who Jesus really is.  (not yet completed)

 

Let This Mind Be in You:  Lydia

Through the eyes of Lydia we are able to see Paul not as the spiritual giant on a pedestal way above us common folk, but as a real man with struggles like our own, who finds God on deeper levels as He learns of Christ in the heartaches of life.  The book of Acts and the book of Philippians come together in a unique way through this monologue.  (~50 min.)